Emergency Response

An Against Against Hunger food distribution to Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

Rapid Response is Part of Our DNA

Earthquakes, droughts, floods, hurricanes, and other emergencies turn lives upside down. We go where other organizations cannot to provide food, water, and shelter. Our teams respond to every major humanitarian emergency to help save lives, empower communities and end hunger.

With emergency teams on call 24 hours a day, and stocks of essential supplies ready for deployment, lifesaving assistance can be delivered anywhere in the world when needed.

An Action Against Hunger aid worker measures a child for malnutrition.
Action Against Hunger staff unload supplies in Jordan.

What We Do

Evaluate Emergency Needs

In the wake of disaster, our Action Against Hunger emergency teams evaluate the needs of affected communities. These surveys help us understand what kind of intervention is needed most, including nutrition, health, water, mental health, food security, shelter, and protection.

Provide Emergency Aid

We team up with local government agencies, NGO partners, and community leaders to bring efficient, effective relief to communities hit by disaster. Our rapid response capabilities and teams on the ground allow us to immediately deliver lifesaving supplies and care.

Prevent and Manage Risk

In communities that are prone to disaster, we work to manage their risk of and strengthen their resilience to future shocks. We help bolster local economies, improve infrastructure, and plan for long-term development.

Ready Whenever, Wherever Disaster Strikes

Earthquakes, droughts, hurricanes, and other natural disasters turn lives upside down. We go where other organizations cannot to rapidly respond when disaster strikes to provide emergency food, water, and shelter. With your help, we can respond faster and save more lives.


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